Last night the Bruins faced the New Jersey Devils in the second game of their three-game homestand, Following the New Jersey game in which a lot of the players remaining on the cusp will play, Cassidy will be in the process of making major cuts, and forming his final roster for the regular season opener versus the Dallas Stars (Thursday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 pm). On Saturday Sept. 28 at 3:00pm, the Bruins will take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the final preseason tuneup. Expectations are that Patrice Bergeron who has yet to appear in a preseason game, will make his initial appearance on Saturday. Still recovering from his groin injury, Bergeron will likely give it a go versus the Chicago Blackhawks in the final preseason game on Saturday. Bergeron’s comments about feeling good, and the fact that he has been practicing in a white jersey are both encouraging signs. Despite coach Bruce Cassidy stating that the injury suffered by David Krejci following Monday night’s game in which he only took a pair of shifts, is not serious, there is still concern. Should he not make the lineup for the season opener, coach Cassidy has several options, with the most likely being the upgrade of Charlie Coyle to the second line.
One of the significant changes to the TD Garden landscape is the opening of the all-new ProShop powered by ’47. The ProShop was available for the first time during Tuesday’s preseason opener versus Philadelphia Flyers, with the Grand Opening on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The all-new ProShop powered by ’47, located on street level within the grand entrance of The Hub on Causeway at TD Garden, is the new one-stop-shop for Boston diehards to gear up for the season ahead. Featuring even more exclusive Bruins, Celtics and Boston sports products from brands like ’47, the new ProShop provides an enhanced fan experience just steps from Causeway Street beneath the glass canopy in the atrium entryway. The new store has multiple points of entry, ensuring direct access for visitors from the soon-to-open food hall, the Hub on Causeway and North Station.
Among the store’s new, state-of-the-art fixtures are a floor-to-ceiling jersey wall offering the largest selection of Bruins and Celtics jerseys in the city, a massive t-shirt display serving as the store’s centerpiece where fans will find name and number tees from their favorite players, and more. In the new, larger ProShop, fans can immerse themselves in the rich history of the TD Garden, taking in images and highlight-reel footage of Garden legends, old and new, while they shop for their favorite Boston sports products. In the jersey area, fans will walk on the same Garden parquet where the Boston Celtics won the 2008 NBA championship.
The ProShop powered by ’47 is the official team store of the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics and is the destination for authentic team merchandise, customized apparel, exclusive Garden items, and autographed memorabilia. Originally called Pro Hockey Shop, the team store was a pioneer in sports retail, helping fans lace up with equipment and find their favorite memorabilia to cheer on their teams at the old Boston Garden.